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  • Cottage
  • John O’ Groats
  • W42412

Watermill Cottages, John O’ Groats - Mill Cottage


out of 10

  • 4

  • 2

  • 1

  • 1

Pets stay free
Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile

Within walking dstance of John O’Groats and ideally positioned for day trips to the Orkney Islands.

Most rooms with wooden floors.
Ground floor:
Living room: With CD player and beams.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
2 steps down to...
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Separate toilet.
First floor:
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Electric central heating, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Electricity £30 per week, £20 per short break. Gravelled area. Private parking for 2 cars. Please note: There is a stream in the grounds.

The Mill Cottage is an attractive, architect designed conversion of an historic Listed water mill, still with waterwheel in place.

The Mill Cottage and the nearby Stable Cottage (ref W42411) are situated approximately 200 yards from the sea and are within easy walking distance of the centre of the famous village of John O’ Groats. The ideal base to explore this lovely part of the Northern Highlands, John O’ Groats is famous for being the most north easterly point of Britain’s four corners, renowned for magnificent coastal scenery, unspoilt beaches and coastal walks. A breathtaking array of bird life is close at hand. Seals, dolphins, orca and minke whales are frequently seen. Even otters make an appearance, feeding on the rocky shoreline.

Take a day trip to the Orkney Islands with ferries a few minutes away from the cottages. Visit Duncansby Head, the Castle of Mey, Thurso and Wick. See the world class seabird colonies and the awe inspiring Stacks of Duncansby. For the energetic mountain biking, fishing, sailing and windsurfing are available. Both the Mill Cottage and the Stable Cottage are operated by the John O’ Groats Mill Trust, a charity aimed at maintaining these historic buildings for the benefit of visitors and the community. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.


  • Customers' Choice 2021


Coastal within 1 mile

Detached Property

Internet Connection

Parking - On Site

Pets Free of Charge

Pub within 1 mile


Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 20 reviews


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  • Cumbria

  • Family


out of 10

Beautiful cottage by the sea and lovely owner, but approx.25min drive to the nearest supermarket (Thurso or Wick), so need to stock up for food in advance

13 Aug 2022


  • Prestatyn


out of 10

Excellent holiday cottage if it's peace and quiet you're looking. Local shop is limited but shops can be found 20 miles in either direction so be prepared. Absolutely no complaints 

13 Jul 2022


  • Beccles Suffolk

  • Couple


out of 10

Nice comfortable cottage with nice history. The caretaker is very passionate about the area and the old mill next to the cottage.

6 Jun 2022

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